Trojans go 1-3 in softball tournament
IOWA CITY – The Trojan softball game ran into a proverbial buzzsaw Friday and Saturday at the Clear Creek-Amana Softball Classic with games played in Iowa City.
Fairfield went 1-3 in the four games against stiff competition. The Trojans lost to No. 2 Solon in 4A on Friday by a score of 12-3. The Trojans defeated Williamsburg 13-3 on Friday.
Fairfield faced another tough customer in No. 3 Mid-Prairie Saturday, losing to the Golden Hawks 12-0. Davenport-West had the Trojans’ number, too, winning 7-4.
Fairfield head coach Bob Bradfield said Solon is one of the best softball teams in the state. He said the Trojans could have lost to both Solon and Mid-Prairie even if they had played well. The game against Davenport, however, was one the coach felt his team could have won.
“Davenport-West is a team we are capable of beating,” he said. “We gave up two runs in the first and committed two errors that inning. It seems like when we make mistakes in the first inning, it’s hard for us to come back.”
After winning 14 games in a row earlier in the month, the Trojans are 3-5 in their last eight games. Bradfield said the quality of Fairfield’s opponents has been higher in the past week, and his team is in a bit of a hitting slump.
“We’re also in an overall team slump,” he said. “It’s our defense and hitting. One of the them has let us down in the games we’ve lost.”
The Trojans play a varsity double header tonight at home against Fort Madison. The first game is at 5:30 p.m.